Creep (2014)
August 28, 2015 11:21 AM - Subscribe

When a videographer answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town, he finds his client is not at all what he initially seems. Trailer

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At 77 minutes, Creep is barely feature length but makes it work as a short, unsettling jab. The horror comes from Mark Duplass' successful invoking of the smiling but dead behind the eyes manipulative stalker ...creep. All his little tactics, jumping the intimacy gun, touching, "just kidding!" and "it was a joke!" are all ...creepily true to life as Things Shitty Men Do To Woman, but turned up and constant. (and employed against a man). I have no idea why it's called a horror-comedy, I was cringing the entire time and had one flashback to an online modeling gig that nearly went wrong.

The Decider! "Atypical found footage movie"

The Dissolve!

The AV Club! "More admirable then enjoyable"
posted by The Whelk (8 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This movie so creeped me out I had to stop watching half way through and start again the next day.
posted by miss-lapin at 9:35 PM on August 28, 2015 [1 favorite]

So much of it is so true to life with Creepy Shit Creepy Guys Say Trying To Sound Normal that I had FLASHBACKS.

posted by The Whelk at 10:09 PM on August 28, 2015 [2 favorites]

I am actually afraid to watch this. I couldn't get through the frigging cable guy which is supposed to be an actual comedy, so I don't know. I'm going to try tonight but I'm not looking forward to it.
posted by Literaryhero at 5:20 AM on August 30, 2015

I did see the comedy in this, to an extent...There's a certain amiable glee that Duplass is bringing to his character that helped me laugh at the situation, albeit very uncomfortably, in the early scenes anyway. After his bizarre sexual assault story, I was done laughing and was more in shock wondering what the hell could be coming next.
posted by doctornecessiter at 1:42 PM on August 31, 2015 [1 favorite]

Well I thought that was a good idea to watch this before bed. Not so much. Eep.
posted by yellowbinder at 10:44 PM on September 13, 2015

posted by Going To Maine at 11:31 PM on June 18, 2016 [1 favorite]

Not really comedic, but effective otherwise.
posted by Doleful Creature at 9:27 PM on September 18, 2016


This second biggest failing in this movie is that Aaron went to the lake. The first biggest failing is the one "Joseph" pointed out--if you are going to go to the lake, why not stand with the lake behind you, scanning around you for danger? That was an unbelievable level of stupidity in a movie that I otherwise liked a lot because of Duplass's performance. There is a lot of good stuff here, and I'm glad I made time for it, but I think the ending could use a re-write.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 6:38 AM on May 2, 2017

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